쌍용차는 차세대 전략모델인 컨셉트카 SIV-2(Smart Interface Vehicle)를 함께 선보였다. 지난 2013년 제네바 모터쇼에 선보인 SIV-1의 후속 모델이며, 쌍용차의 디자인 철학 ‘Nature-Born 3Motion’ 중 자연의 힘과 역동성(Dynamic Motion)을 주제로 보다 진보된 디자인 경험을 선사한다.
SIV-2의 스타일링은 대자연에 흐른 유구한 시간의 흔적을 확인할 수 있는 협곡의 형상에서 영감을 받았다. 암석의 풍화 작용이 빚어낸 자유로우면서도 질서 있는 모습을 자동차로 가져왔으며, 시원하고 힘있게 흐르는 캐릭터 라인은 리어 펜더를 거쳐 역동적으로 이어진다. 쌍용차 고유의 Shoulder Wing Grill은 슬림하고 와이드한 그릴과 헤드램프가 조화를 이루고 있다.
실내 디자인은 최적화된 공간 속의 다이내믹함을 강조하고 있다. 절제된 단순미가 섬세하고 역동적인 요소들과 대비 및 조화를 이루어 감성적 만족감을 배가시킨다. 특히 우드 플로어는 운전자에게 요트에서 느낄 수 있는 고급스러운 감촉과 넓고 시원한 공간감을 전달해준다.
또한, 차 안에서 음악을 들을 때 음악의 세기와 비트의 빠르기에 따라 버킷 시트 내에 장착된 진동스피커가 사용자에게 진동을 전달하여 음악을 온 몸으로 체험할 수 있도록 했다.
SIV-2에는 1.6ℓ 디젤엔진 및 1.5ℓ 터보 가솔린엔진에 10kW 모터-제너레이터, 500Wh급 고성능 리튬이온 배터리를 사용하는 48V 마일드 하이브리드 시스템을 적용함으로써 CO₂ 배출량을 크게 낮춰 경제적이고 실용적인 주행이 가능하다.
쌍용차는 향후 친환경 전용 플랫폼과 높은 연료 효율을 자랑하는 파워트레인을 지속적으로 개발해 나갈 계획이며, 여기에는 자동차 기술의 패러다임 변화와 미래 모빌리티(Mobility)에 대한 쌍용자동차의 비전이 담겨 있다.
SsangYong Motor Company, unveiled a possible future midsize SUV to the international media at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland today.
“By launching the Tivoli B-segment crossover in 2015, SsangYong clearly demonstrated its ability to design, manufacture and sell a contemporary car that absolutely addresses customer demand; it is already our most successful new car launch, and has well exceeded expectations,” said Mr. Choi.
“Based on the experience and confidence we have taken from Tivoli, we are keen to create cars with the style, technology and features motorists will be looking for tomorrow.
“Projecting that thinking forward is essential, and I am delighted by the glimpse into the future this exciting new SIV-2 concept demonstrates.”
The SsangYong SIV-2 (Smart Interface Vehicle) is a midsize premium SUV development concept. It is the next iteration on from the SIV-1 showcased at Geneva two years ago, and takes a step further under the design concept of ‘Dynamic Motion’.
Based on SsangYong’s development theme of ‘Robust, Specialty, Premium’, this new concept pursues the emotional interface between the driver and car, and will evolve to become a key strategic model within the SsangYong range.
The essence of the SIV-2 design is the association with the power and dynamism found in nature, and represented by SsangYong’s design philosophy of ‘Nature Born 3 Motion’, which has been at the heart of SsangYong’s vehicle design language since it was first articulated in the XIV concept series.
The styling of the SIV-2 has been inspired from the evolution of mountains and canyons and encapsulates the strength nature required to form them over time. The sleek flowing shape of the car is harmonious throughout its silhouette and derived from the ordered forming of weathered rock.
Powerful character lines flow from front to rear and the L-shaped ‘up-kick’ treatment ahead of the rear wheels creates a distinctive contrast to the those strong lines to give added character.
At the front, the shoulder wing design seen on a number of previous SsangYong concept cars and first in production with the Tivoli, embraces the slim, broad radiator grill and stretches out to include the headlights.
By way of a contrast to the sleek bonnet and simple grill, the lower bumper creates a more robust and purposeful look informed by SsangYong’s Robust Aesthetics design theme, while the intense character lines to the side and the voluminous rear bumper represent dynamic motion.
The wide C pillar is separated from the floating roof line by a glasshouse style moulding, hinting at the car’s sporting traits.
The interior of the SIV-2 is designed to be as dynamic and contemporary as the car’s exterior, so the designers have created a look of understated simplicity that blends well with the delicate yet strong elements of the vehicle to engender a new level of user satisfaction.
The overall look is informed by elegant lines that flow from the doors and around through the centre fascia, and is inspired by stringed musical instruments such as the violin, sitar or Korean gayageum, a multi-stringed musical instrument.
Materials and tones are taken from the world of high-end interiors, and include a woodgrain floor to give a sense of the elegance experienced from being on-board a luxury yacht, soft texture materials and an overwhelming sense of refreshing space. The tone of luxury is furthered by Alcantara, premium Italian suede to the headlining and pillars, while subtle interior lighting is emitted to accentuate the wood, steel and seating for a feel of enhanced refinement.
With the experience inspired from being in a modern opera house, passengers can savour an emotional connection to the car through music and shimmering light. Speakers mounted within the bucket seats deliver sound and vibration directly to the passengers, giving a surround-sound experience to enjoy ones favourite music to the full, while lighting graphics responding to musical beat are emitted from the door panels and side consoles.
The car’s youthful, sporty and contemporary ambiance is furthered through the metallic centre fascia, the dynamic graphics of the instrument cluster, and cutting-edge IT devices connecting with the latest technology available.
SIV-2 features a spacious passenger-friendly interior that challenges the rules of normal driving experience, and features a bilateral symmetrical instrument panel and four independent bucket seats to give the dynamic yet cossetting and safe driving spirit expected of a sports coupé.
The SIV-2 is a mild hybrid car, powered by 1.5 litre direct injection turbocharged petrol engine combined with a 10kW electric motor-generator and a 500Wh lithium ion battery. This creates a 48V mild hybrid system which offers quiet and efficient driving, reduced CO2 emissions and silent running when idling and at slow speeds.
This eco-friendly concept features a lightweight body, a low centre of gravity and a chassis and suspension system that can be further developed to create alternative models with high efficiency powertrains such as HEV, PHEV and EV to future proof the SsangYong brand.